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Associates: what is your monthly billable goal? Just trying to figure out what's reasonable 🤔 (my firm is production based, effective rate is ever-changing, and workflow is cyclical)
It is January 1, 2023 and you are closing you December time. You realize that you missed your annual bonus target of 2,000hrs by 1hr of billable time. Your firm has made it clear that you won’t get any bonus if you don’t hit the minimum. What, if anything, are you going to do?
Does anyone have any insight into billable hours and associate salaries at Ballard Spahr in Minneapolis? I've got 4 years of experience, graduated in 2018.
How many billable hours do you average per week?
Does anyone know what the billable requirements are for a counsel job (off the track) with Littler?
Received a job offer. Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on a concern I had about it. It's an entry level position, and I don't have much experience. The billables are 2040 a year. For billable hours in civil litigation and insurance defense, is 2040 hours for a 1st year associate on the high end in this field for a small or midsize firm? It seems like most attorneys I know have minimum requirements of around 1800. The compensation is around 80k a year.
I heard so much about minimum billable hours here by staff. I never saw that email. Is it inly for certain groups?
What's up everyone? I saw a salary survey posted earlier. What do y'all think I should make at a litigation boutique that handles primarily business litigation on a contingency fee? No billable hours.
Any intel on the following NYC finance/banking groups? E.g. billable hours, friendliness/culture, experience opposite them in deals.
Skadden, Milbank, White & Case, Hogan Lovells and Proskauer.
My firm is hiring. 12 attorney firm in the central coast. Above market comp, 1500 billable hours, great team and culture. Looking for business/civil litigators and general business attorneys
I particularly don't want to work in this last week of the year because I want the billable hours to count towards 2022.
Could someone explain the difference between a firm policy that sets a specific amount of paid vacation time for associates versus a firm policy that has unlimited vacation time? Specifically with respect to how this impacts billable requirements. Thank you!
Is it possible to work in tax while only working 40-45 hours per week? I like tax and learning about it, but I cannot keep up with the billable hours and constantly being in busy season.
Team, need assistance on how to handle additional non billable work request from client after completion of a 6m assignment. Trick is director/partner either support the request or turn a blind eye.
Does anyone have experience working for a ALSP? How does compensation work (pay and benefits)? Are you an employee or technically an IC? Do you have billable requirements like at a firm? How do you think it prepared you to potentially move in house? I'm currently at a firm but thinking of taking a position with an ALSP but my goal is to go in house.
I have a question about mid-size Philadelphia law firms. Does anyone have any insight about what life is like (culture, pay, billable hours, cases, WFH, perks, etc.) as a junior partner/senior associate/of counsel in the litigation department at the following firms: Montgomery McCracken, Schnader Harrison, Stradley Ronon, Dilworth Paxson, Klehr Harrison?
I have an interview with a company on Thursday and after reading the Glassdoor reviews I am nervous it’s not a good workplace. How serious do you take those when interviewing? A lot of the reviews are old reviews but they all sort of say there is poor management which worries me.
I really need leave for two weeks. My project does not have long leave policy but it has strict target policy. The last best leave I took was for 4 days only. I really need a long leave so I can have a vacation atleast once. it's been 3 years I worked in my current project. Never taken a long leave. Plz suggest me good ideas. I'm not sick but getting depressed day by day.
Hi fishes. I am social work professional with 6 YOE in international NGOs. I am looking for opportunities in CSR / INGO /Consulting firms / Impact organisations. Please share if there are any leads.
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Does anyone here write blog posts on Medium/LinkedIn/Personal blog etc? I’m interested in doing this but I am curious if there is any risk that my employer will view this negatively
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Anyone enter the festival/entertainment industry (i.e. Superfly, Madison House Presents, Insomniac Events) from digital media? Need advice on whether to pursue dream#1 or dream#2 (digital consulting)
Which offer should I choose between Teksystem (client jpmc)and Mastek which has similar job profile and package?
Is anyone willing to chat about lifestyle, career prospects in the Vc/GE space. I’m currently going through the process for a GE role within a larger well respected VC firm. Wanted to know what typical working hours, culture, and progression looked like.
I had a final 3rd managerial round in Cerner for Software Engineer IV position. I was told that it should be project discussion, but it was not so good. Is there any chances to hold/ reject my profile?
So far this is the first busy season (4) that I haven't gained any weight!! I am trying to be more healthy and lose weight but instead so far I have just maintaining it, which I'll take!
I went on an incredible date with a guy on Saturday but there's a catch :( he's basically my height (I'm about 5'4) and is super skinny. I'm not overweight but I feel like I look double his size next to him. I've always been insecure about my appearance and not sure if this is something that will go away. Anyone been in a similar sitch? He's asking to see me again this week.
Hi fishes, How does the BGV work in PWC ac?
It's going to be a month since i submitted all the documents and my joining is next month, will I get clearance before joining?
Is there a statute in New York permitting an award of attorney fees to successful party in breach of contract action?
Can anyone apprise me about the EA - Strategy and Innovation at Deloitte India?
How is wlb and growth?
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Got an offer from MOLEX as a software engineer(angular ).
Can you please let me know work type and learning scope and work life balance and job security
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